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Mick Conefre

Everest 1922

Everest 1922

Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781838952730


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Everest 1922: The Epic Story of the First Attempt on the World's Highest Mountain by Mick Conefre is a 2022 book that chronicles the dramatic and inspiring account of the 1922 expedition, the first attempt to summit Mount Everest .

Published to coincide with the centenary of the expedition, the book delves into the daring attempt by a team of British climbers to conquer the peak that had remained unclimbed for centuries. Conefre captures the challenges faced by the pioneering mountaineers, the innovative equipment they used (or lack thereof by today's standards), and the determination that fueled their quest.

A Grueling Ascent

The book explores the grueling journey of the climbers as they ascended the treacherous slopes of Everest. Conefre details the physical and mental strain they endured, the dangers of avalanches and crevasses, and the harsh weather conditions that tested their limits.

Triumph and Tragedy

Everest 1922 also explores the camaraderie and teamwork that were essential for the expedition's progress. However, the story is not without its share of tragedy. The book recounts the heartbreaking loss of some team members, highlighting the risks inherent in such a daring endeavor.

Why You Should Read Everest 1922

  • Historical Significance: Gain a deeper understanding of this pivotal moment in mountaineering history.
  • Gripping Narrative: Experience the thrill and danger of the ascent alongside the courageous climbers.
  • Exploration of Exploration: Learn about the early days of Himalayan exploration and the challenges faced by these pioneers.
  • Human Spirit: Be inspired by the determination and resilience of the team as they push themselves beyond their limits.
  • Appreciation for Modern Gear: Gain perspective on how far climbing equipment and techniques have advanced since 1922.

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